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  • #16
    Re: Easter

    Originally posted by Arran View Post
    Not on the same day.

    Has anybody here celebrated Eid or Diwali even if (like most people who celebrate Christmas) you don't follow the religions? Some primary schools hold celebrations for them.
    A few years I went to a Diwali festival because my then half Indian girlfriend & her family were going.
    The Trickster On The Roof

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    • #17
      Re: Easter

      Originally posted by Arran View Post
      Not on the same day.

      Has anybody here celebrated Eid or Diwali even if (like most people who celebrate Christmas) you don't follow the religions? Some primary schools hold celebrations for them.
      My Junior school which had a prominent Muslim population and the school had marked Eid. In fact, a few years back there was some controversy when it coincided with Christmas which briefly made the national news - the school were about to do a nativity play and other Christmas events, and they were pushed aside for the Eid celebrations. The far-right groups were getting excited about it as would be expected. I think that at the end of the day, if two religions have plans for celebrations at the same time then that should mean twice the reason to celebrate life!

      They also did Diwali but I think that the difference is that the lights and fireworks (more prominently seen in places like Leicester) nicely fit in quite closely to Guy Fawkes Night almost every year. I had a best friend in Infant school who was Hindu, I think, so I was aware of the culture of that.
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      • #18
        Re: Easter

        So is easter cancelled?... some logistical probs with the usual distribution of easter eggs amongst family members outside of the household. Don't reckon i'll bother this year
        ....Still, can look forward to watching The ten commandments on telly
        Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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        • #19
          Re: Easter

          No Easter egg hunt for children

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          • #20
            Re: Easter

            My family didn't even get round to planning easter, but we can't have any get togethers.
            The Trickster On The Roof

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            • #21
              Re: Easter

              Nobody allowed in cemeteries today on palm Sunday to put flowers on loved ones graves

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              • #22
                Re: Easter

                All eggs BOGOF at Morrisons ....treat yourself, i know i have
                Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                • #23
                  Re: Easter

                  Originally posted by tex View Post
                  All eggs BOGOF at Morrisons ....treat yourself, i know i have
                  Probably all gone today Happy Easter guys even though we won't be going anywhere

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                  • #24
                    Re: Easter

                    Happy easter to all on DYR .....stay home and stay safe
                    Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                    • #25
                      Re: Easter

                      Originally posted by tex View Post
                      Happy easter to all on DYR .....stay home and stay safe
                      Good advice tex!
                      Happy Easter. ☺

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                      • #26
                        Re: Easter

                        Originally posted by Danniella View Post
                        Good advice tex!
                        Happy Easter. ☺
                        Indeed should be dead quiet on Sunday the supermarkets are shut

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                        • #27
                          Why the Dickens is Easter celebrated less than Christmas?

                          https://religionnews.com/2015/04/02/...ess-christmas/


                          Why Easter never became a big secular holiday like Christmas

                          https://www.vox.com/2018/3/29/171688...unny-egg-pagan


                          Today is Spy Wednesday. The day that Christians believe Judas betrayed Jesus. It's actually a religious celebration with a church service in the evening.

                          There is a strange twisted irony that Easter has more events in the run up to the big day than Christmas has, yet the run up to Easter Sunday feels very ordinary to say the least compared with that for the run up to Christmas day.

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                          • #28
                            Happy Easter everyone stay safe

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                            • #29
                              I have wondered why, in recent decades, Easter hasn't become commercialised in a similar way to Christmas with parents buying toys etc. for their kids. All that is sold are chocolate products and a bit of cheap tat.

                              A (now closed down) local bike shop used to do promotions to encourage parents to buy their kids a bike as an Easter gift but it failed to catch on. The twisted irony is that Christmas is actually the worst time to buy kids a bike and Easter is the best time - and the owner of the shop even admitted it.

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                              • #30
                                I had a bike for a late birthday present at Easter 1987. My parents ordered it from a bike shop but had to wait for it to arrive.
                                The Trickster On The Roof

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